Aamir Khan to pay tribute to Maulana Azad
Superstar Aamir Khan would pay tribute to his great grand uncle and freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad here next month at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival
Kolkata: Superstar Aamir Khan would pay tribute to his great grand uncle and freedom fighter Maulana Abul Kalam Azad here next month at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF), commemorating his 125th birth anniversary.
Khan, who plays the bad guy in the much-awaited film ‘Dhoom 3′ releasing this Friday, would deliver a lecture titled: ‘Maulana Azad: His belief in secularism and his foresight’, AKLF officials said today.
At the festival’s inauguration, to be held on January 8 at the Victoria Memorial, the actor would highlight the ideals and values of the national leader and scholar.
In attendance as chief guest would be West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan.
Khan’s grandmother was the niece of Azad, India’s first education minister. Inspired by his ideals, the actor has
named his two-year-old son Azad.
The six-day AKLF would focus on values and literary concerns dear to Azad’s heart.
“This year we aim to make AKLF a significant platform to revive the importance of education which is crucial for the growth of new literature and creating a future generation of authors, with the birth centenary as the core theme,” AKLF director Maina Bhagat said.